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June 20 10:44 AM

Police investigating fatal I-20 crash


Authorities have identified a Shreveport woman who died Sunday afternoon following a two-car accident along a stretch of Interstate 20 in west Shreveport.

Just before 5 p.m. Sunday, Shreveport police officers responded to a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Interstate 20 westbound at the Pines Road exit involving a 1991 Chevrolet Caprice and a 2002 Kenworth tractor trailer.

The front-seat passenger of the Caprice, 35-year-old Lisa Blinks of Shreveport, was sent to the hospital suffering serious injuries.

Only minor injuries were reported by the involved drivers and two additional passengers in the Caprice.

Shreveport police crash investigators were able to determine from witness statements along with crash site evidence that the driver of the Caprice, 37 -year-old Carlos Daniels of Shreveport, for reasons unknown lost control of the vehicle, striking the interstate’s concrete retaining wall.

As Daniels tried to regain control of the car, it is believed he overcorrected, sending his vehicle into the path of the westbound tractor trailer being driven by 60- year-old Elton Munsinger of Carthage, Texas.

Following the collision, Blinks was transported to University Health Medical Center, where she later died from her injuries.

While authorities do not suspect alcohol as a causative factor, mandatory toxicology tests were submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for processing on behalf of both drivers.

No citations were issued in the accident, which remains under investigation.

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